Alburnus amirkabiri (Teleostei), a New Species of Shemaya
from the Namak Lake Basin, Iran

H. Mousavi-Sabeta, S. Vatandoustb, S. Khataminejadc, S. Eagderid,
K. Abbasi
e, M. Nasrid, A. Jouladehf, and E. D. Vasil’evag

aDepartment of Fisheries, Faculty of Natural Resources, University of Guilan, Someh Sara, Guilan, Iran

bDepartment of Fisheries,Babol Branch, Islamic Azad University, Mazandaran, Iran

cDepartment of Biology, Faculty of Science, Guilan University, Rasht, Iran

dDepartment of Fisheries, Faculty of Natural Resources, University of Tehran, Karaj, Alborz, Iran

eInlandwaters Research Center, Iranian Fisheries Research Organization, Anzali, Guilan, Iran

fDepartment of Fisheries, Faculty of Natural Resources, University of Natural Resources, Sari, Mazandaran, Iran

gZoological Museum, Moscow State University, ul. Bol’shaya Nikitskaya 6, Moscow, 125009 Russia


Received September 04, 2014

AbstractAlburnus amirkabiri, new species from the Namak Lake basin, Iran, is distinguished from the other
Iranian species of Alburnus by the combination of characters, including poorly expressed fleshy ventral keel
which extends up to 2–4 (usually 2) transverse scales rows counted from the anus forwards; 47–59 lateral line
scales, 7integral–8integral (usually 8integral) branched dorsal-fin rays, 10integral–12integral (usually more than 10integral) branched anal-fin rays, 12–
17 (usually 15–16) gill rakers, predorsal distance 50.0–54.4% SL, anal-fin base length 9.0–11.7% SL, dorsal-
fin depth 16.7–20.9% SL, anal-fin depth 12.0–15.6% SL, body depth at dorsal fin origin 16.9–22.2% SL, caudal
peduncle depth 8.7–10.4% SL, head depth 62.2–71.9% head length, eye diameter 27.1–30.8% head length, dark
lateral stripe on body.

DOI: 10.1134/S0032945215010129

Keywords: taxonomy, species description, morphological diagnosis

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